If you really want to experience the life God intended, you must know the God who created you. Too many followers of Jesus struggle with an assurance of salvation, the standard of truth, the call of obedience, and the path of unity. Don’t settle for a mediocre faith, but pursue a faithful life.
Rescued from an Ordinary Life
1 John 1:1-4 – Far too many professing Christians drudge through life, seemingly unaware of the joyful journey it is to follow Jesus. To know Jesus is to experience rescue from an ordinary life.
Stepping Out of Darkness
1 John 1:5-10 – To deny sin’s presence in our lives only increases our level of guilt. The only way to walk in the light is by stepping out of the darkness in honest confession for true forgiveness.
How to Know for Sure You Are Saved
1 John 2:1-11 – Assurance of salvation can often be an elusive thing to obtain. God’s Word provides specific characteristics of those who have been truly born again.
Deconstruction & Deception
1 John 2:18-27 – Some people appear like they know Christ, but over time, the masks come off, and we see who they truly are. Beware of deceitful people who claim temporary or modifiable association with Jesus.
1 John 2:28-3:3 – If God is truly our Father, certain things about us are guaranteed to happen. Over time, we will grow more to look like Him if we truly belong to Him.
If Habitual Sin Remains Unchallenged
1 John 3:4-10 – Can a true believer continue in habitual sin? God’s Word provides stark warnings about the changes that should be present in the disciple’s life.
Love Requires More Than Words
1 John 3:11-24 – It’s one thing to tell people that you love them, but it’s an entirely different thing to show them. Love requires more than words and should be displayed through our deeds and truth.
Not Every Spiritual Person Is Spirit-Led
1 John 4:2-6 – Many people seem to be spiritual but really aren’t biblical. We must learn to test the spirits of what people say so that we don’t drift away from the Spirit of God.
You Can’t Love Until You’ve Been Loved
1 John 4:7-21 – Our love for God and others is contingent upon HIs love for us. We are incapable of loving another until we grasp the unfathomable love of God.
Calling All Overcomers
1 John 5:1-5 – We will be unable to overcome the world until obedience to God’s Word is desirable. Once God’s commandments are no longer seen as burdensome, we can experience the victory intended for us.
The Greatest Gift Given
1 John 5:6-12 – Out of all the gifts given to us, none can rival Jesus Christ Himself. Through a relationship with Jesus, we find the life for which we have all been longing.
Know That You Know That You Know
1 John 5:13-21 – There is no greater assurance to seek than that of your salvation. Know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life and your present life receives the purpose needed.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.